Al Jazeera: Reporter freed after vanishing in Syria

By REUTERS
May 18, 2011 09:58

 
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DUBAI - An Al Jazeera journalist who went missing in Syria three weeks ago has been released after she was apparently detained and sent to Iran, the Qatar-based television channel said on Wednesday.

Al Jazeera had assigned Dorothy Parvaz to the Syrian capital of Damascus to cover a wave of protests that have posed the boldest challenge yet to 41 years of rule by President Bashar al-Assad and his family.

"On Wednesday morning, the Al Jazeera network confirmed that she had been released and was safe and in good health," Al Jazeera said in an online statement about Parvaz, who has US, Canadian and Iranian nationality.

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